This Pop-Up Library Kiosk Opens Up to Create a Public Reading Space

By: David Ingram - Nov 21, 2015
References: akb & gizmag
This lending library kiosk by Atelier Kastelic Buffey opens up to create a charming public space for reading and relaxing.

The 'Story Pod' is located in New Market, Ontario, and is an unstaffed and portable installation resembling a black monolith when not in use. Specially designed to catch the eye of anyone passing by, each day the pod is opened up to create a lending library complete with benches and book shelves that residents are free to peruse.

This community-focused project not only functions as a public library, but also works as a piece of public art as well. At night when the expandable doors are closed, the pavilion is lit by internal LED lights that shine through the wooden slats to create an attractive backdrop for local events.